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How To Make Your Beer Taste Better - A Consumer's Guide

How To Make Your Beer Taste Better - A Consumer's Guide

Authored By Totally Tapped

We’ve all been there… It’s the end of the week, You’re really looking forward to a beer you’ve been saving. It’s had brilliant Untappd reviews and is right up your alley. The time comes for you to feast on this wonderous hoppy nectar. You open the can, your pour it out, you raise the glass to your lips full of anticipation and…. Nothing. Well, certainly not the fully loaded flavour fest you have been promised on the can, or by all those guys who absolutely know exactly what they’re talking about on craft beer forums. So what’s happened!? Dud can?...

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How to Make Beer Taste Better - The Home Brewers’ Guide

How to Make Beer Taste Better - The Home Brewers’ Guide

Authored By Totally Tapped

Getting the recipe right for a great tasting homebrew beer is easy. There are loads and most brewers are not secretive! At the end of the day, make the beer you want to drink! Hoppy, malty, sweet or bitter. The skill for making it taste great however, is in the technique. In my experience there are two main considerations when thinking about how to make beer taste better. These are Temperature control and reducing oxygen contact. We’ll have a look at both in more detail. Temperature Control: To get the best out of your yeast and reduce a multitude of...

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Totally News – We’re Nearly Seven!!

Totally News – We’re Nearly Seven!!

Authored By Totally Tapped

Come the middle of April we will be a whole 7 years old! Like our own 5 and 6 year old boys, we’re a bit miffed we cannot have an Avenger’s themed blow out with our mates, but we’re sure we’ll find some way to mark the occasion! Watch this space for more info!  We’ve Had Our 700th Brew Day! That’s right, we cant believe it either! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our lovely customers so it’s thanks to you guys we have come this far. As it’s a milestone brew we thought we’d make a...

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How to Brew Beer at Home

How to Brew Beer at Home

Authored By Totally Tapped

As a homebrewer myself, I could talk for days on this topic, and have on many occasions! So this is a relatively brief overview of how to brew beer at home… Alright, so you’re into your beers. You know what you like, you know what you think sucks, and you’re up for trying the fuss stuff. So what’s next. Having perhaps formed an opinion on hundreds of other brewer’s handywork, where does one go from there? Well for some, it leads them to making their own beer! So there are three main ways you can brew beer at home. We’ll...

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Totally News - I Can See The Pub From Here!

Totally News - I Can See The Pub From Here!

Authored By Totally Tapped

Welcome to the first of our bi-weekly news blogs. If you want to find out more about what we’ve been up to recently, and what we’re planning on getting up to soon… you’re in the right place!We’ve been pretty busy recently with a load of exciting stuff all kicking off, but we’ll start with the important stuff first. The BEER! This Story’s Not Ending Yet! We had some awesome feedback about Luck Dragon 5.5% It was the first beer made in our shiny new tank and super hopped with Simcoe, Sabro, Mosaic and Amarillo. Loads of you were very sad...

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A Brewery In Nottingham

A Brewery In Nottingham

Authored By Totally Tapped

So what’s it like to be a brewery in Nottingham? Well let me tell you! There are loads of reasons being in Nottingham is great. But here are my top three…. The Nottingham Brewing Community What can I say about these guys? The level of support offered as a Brewery in Nottingham from our counterparts is, I feel, unparalleled. We absolutely without a doubt would not be here if it weren’t for our Nottingham brewer friends. In my early brewing days I volunteered at Magpie Brewery. These lovely chaps helped us massively with setting up Totally Brewed and provided a...

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Beer Delivery in Nottingham

Beer Delivery in Nottingham

Authored By Totally Tapped

Now there’s an exciting sentence eh? You can get your beer from a load of places right now, so we’ve come up with a few reasons below as to why you should get it delivered by a local Nottingham Brewery!1. It’s easy as hell! For beer delivery in Nottingham is very fortunate. It’s as easy as turning on your computer or looking at your phone. We have a sh*t load of incredible breweries right on our doorstep, who will deliver directly to your door throughout the week. If you really tried, you could probably get a Nottingham beer delivery from...

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It’s the Pandemic… What the f**k are we going to do now?

It’s the Pandemic… What the f**k are we going to do now?

Authored By Totally Tapped

If you’d have said this time last year I’d be sat writing a blog about local home deliveries I’d first have wondered ‘what the hell is interesting about local home beer deliveries?’, and second ‘surely I have better material than that! I’ve got a guitar… I could write about my guitar….’ But this year is not like last year…this year is mean, uncompromisingly cruel and just as restrictive as accidentally getting both legs stuffed down the same trouser hole (so our 4 year old tells me…) . It’s totally turned all of our worlds on their heads. It’s meant friends...

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Gift Guide for the Homebrewer with Everything!

Gift Guide for the Homebrewer with Everything!

Authored By Totally Tapped

I’m very proud of my homebrewing rootes. It literally taught me everything I know about brewing… To be fair, I really still feel like I am a homebrewer, just on a much bigger scale. And I don’t live at the brewery… that would be cold. All grain brewing is an art, a science and to many, an obsession. You use your brain, you get to play with bits of shiny kit, you get to build your own kit (Which obviously pisses all over everyone elses’ kit) You formulate your own unique recipes with ingredients from all over the globe and...

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